Villa on Penina Golf Resort, Alvor - Very cost effective price structure - per adult, per night & kids at £30/€34 each per night!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Worn beautiful place in need of updating.
Large estate on golf course, gorgeous garden with mature landscaping. Beautiful pool but heating unit broken. Understandably a warm weather summer destination where a heater is rarely used. But the sofas in the living room, the rugs, and the master mattress are worn out. Straight up. The drive in and out to town is a hassle. The kitchen is updated. The bathrooms are updated but the drains are slow. It really depends on how much sight seeing, how much time at the house you plan on being there in order to decide if this is the place for you.
GREAT NEWS. THE VILLA IS HAVING MAJOR RENOVATIONS IN MAY 2019. Hi Jennifer, I'm very upset that you feel so disappointed with Casa Mimosa. Thank goodness our numerous returning guests don't share your view. The lounge rug and all the bed mattresses were new only last year, 'straight up' to use your language! I did explain that we have only a certain amount of electrical power to the property and in December, it was a choice to either have heating to the villa or the pool, but not both unfortunately. Apologies if you misunderstood this. The description of the villa explains that it stands on a golf course and not in the centre of a village or on the beach and clearly states those are a ten minute drive away. Oh dear, I'm so sorry this was hassle for you. I shall enjoy welcoming back our happy winter returners in less than a month.
Large,impressive villa,wonderful location overlooking the 6th green at Penina golf resort.
Enjoyed the space in the house.and the location.Very quiet with such a large plot of land.The pool is large too.
Watching the golfers and the sky divers who fluttered above us was such a pleasure.Meant that small planes take off and land at the tiny Alvor airport very regularly.The agent was very helpful indeed.
Beautiful villa, well maintained and home from home in terms of equipment. Managed by Heather, who could not be more helpful.
The villa was everything we expected and more. It was extremely clean and tidy and there was lots to do there. We even had access to the garage where there was lots of golf equipment, but more interestingly a whole family of bicycles to use. The area is very flat, so we enjoyed lots of cycling and exploring.
It was reassuring having an English lady welcome us in, who gave us a complete tour with of the villa and showed us how things worked. She was also available to give us information of where to visit and what there was to do locally. A mine of information! Will definitely book again and it seems as if very many of their guests return year after year. A great holiday!
Whilst i would love to keep this place a secret, that just wouldn't be fair as the Owner and Heather went out there way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.
Where to start
Location for me was just perfect, 40- 45 mins from Airport, 10-12 mins from Alvor Beach/Marina and the town centre. 20 Mins from Lagos and surrounding areas.
The Villa sits within the Pennina Golf Resort, so you benefit from a secure and peaceful surrounding, whilst being close to everything.
The Villa itself is very spacious, large grounds with plenty of space so no one felt on top of each other, 5 double bedrooms (3 en suite) and all with individual air conditioning keeping us nice and cool night time.
The kitchen is large and modern, 2 Fridges ( we used one just for drinks) and opens to the pool area and outdoor eating area which is really handy and close to the steps taking you down to the BBQ.
The Villa had good WiFi and Sky TV ( perfect to keep the kids entertained whilst we were getting dinner ready) and a Hi-Fi system for music.(with plenty of tapes and CD's)
Best of all the Villa has everything there you can want for family's, and that makes it the best home away from home we have ever stayed in.
Child Friendly pool - whilst its a large pool, they owners have made (approx 1/3rd ) of the pool length at a depth of 0.75/0.8m this meant our 4 year old (whilst of course always wearing armbands) was able to stand and play and gained real confidence in the water - it also meant the 2 seven year olds were able to play so much easier as they could stand.
The rest of the pool is 1.5m depth so again the adults could stand but had good depth.
There were plenty of sun loungers around the pool and you can position them to get sun from morning till late afternoon and a nice garden furniture around which made it very relaxing whilst we were all around each other and the kids.
There are loads of games and toys for the Adults/Kids.
A little play kitchen and toys for the really small ones, loads of card games, Chess/other board games and a range of books for the adults too, everything was there.
It doesn't stop there, Golf clubs for the golfers, tennis rackets and balls for those who wanted to play tennis in the hotel, Cricket set, Racquet, a football and a range of bikes for those who were interested.
The only thing i will advise, is bring mosquito repellent, there are sliding door fly screens but i got bitten quite a bit ( others didn't).
Anthony & Michelle
Thanks Anthony and Michelle.
Yes, indeed, the secret is out.
We're delighted that you had a fabulous holiday at Casa Mimosa.
This was your first stay and perhaps you will join the group of happy holidaymakers who return to stay year after year.
Our pricing policy of per person, per night (cheaper for kids), means that smaller groups or families like yourselves, have the opportunity to appreciate all the space and facilities afforded by such a large villa. I'm so glad you did!
Even when filled to capacity, our five bedrooms can easily accommodate ten people, so often our guests are two or even three families holidaying together.
It sounds as if you enjoyed all the toys, games, bikes, sports goods and entertainment at the villa. All of these help towards making a great fun time for all.
Thank you for taking the time to appreciate all that Casa Mimosa provides! We hope to see you again!
The closest beach to the villa is Alvor, with it's two mile long golden sandy beach. Heading west, is the 5 mile long Meia Praia beach which links Alvor and Lagos. Meia Praia has many beach bars dotted along it's length and a host of watersport activities available. Within Lagos itself, there are a further five or six beautiful beaches, all with beach bars offering a wide variety of great food. The west coast of the Algarve is approx 30 minutes drive and offers fantastic surfing conditions.
Our nearest airport is Faro, which is just under 45 minutes drive away. Transfer from the airport is easy as there is a motorway from Faro to within 2 miles of the villa. Alternatively Lisbon airport is approx two and a half hours drive and linked with the motorway network.
Alvor - 10 minute drive. A pretty traditional fishing village with a friendly atmosphere and a lively centre. Apart from the beach, the village has numerous bars and restaurants.
Portimao - 10 minute drive. A much bigger town with good shopping and supermarkets.
Lagos - 15 minute drive. A historic walled town with cobbled winding streets, fort, churches and a good number of beaches. There are a fantastic number of bars and restaurants and the marina offers all kinds of boat trips.
Within a five minute drive, there is a large out of town shopping complex where the nearest large supermarket is situated. In Alvor, Portimao and Lagos, you will find banks, ATM machines, currency exchange, pharmacies, car hire and internet cafes.
On booking, we send all clients a comprehensive guide to the villa and to the local area. A local English Lady looks after the villa for us and she will meet you and go through everything with you upon arrival. She can provide emergency back-up and support for peace of mind.